PFT: Dan Patrick leaving ESPN on Aug. 17

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    POSTED 2:10 p.m. EDT, July 9, 2007


    Dan Patrick says that he'll be leaving ESPN on August 17.

    "We've talked about it, and it's time to move on," Patrick said on his self-named ESPN Radio program. (And move out.)

    Patrick confirms that the delayed announcement was due to the fact that discussions occurred last week with an eye toward keeping him in place. Also, Patrick said nothing about leaving ESPN Radio and staying with ESPN.

    He says that he'll be a "free agent." It's expected that he will attempt to launch a nationwide syndicated radio show.


    Dan Patrick of ESPN Radio will be making a "big announcement" at 2:00 p.m. It's presumably the announcement that he was going to make on July 3, but when the time came he wasn't working that day. Monday is his first day back behind the microphone.

    Our moles tell us that Patrick is expected to leave ESPN Radio but not ESPN. This will allow him to pursue a syndicated radio deal while still maintaining a television presence. Apparently, this middle-ground approach is the outcome of negotiations that unfolded behind the scenes last week, after Patrick told the powers-that-be that he wants out.

    Stay tuned.
  2. CoCo

    CoCo Well-Known Member

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    Much as I enjoyed Dan Patrick's magical run with ESPN, in particular when he was paired with Olberman, I think its actually time for him to move on.

    Some of these guys have gotten bigger than their role. They seem bored by it all and have this air of superiority about them. I don't really blame them. They've seen and experienced a lot. They've ground it out day after day.

    But I prefer announcers who still feel a genuine enthusiasm for what they're involved in and a certain humility about themselves in relation to it.
  3. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I've enjoyed his "dry" humor... I'm sure they'll find someone that will do the job well.
  4. SupermanXx

    SupermanXx Benched

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    good. so long Cowboy and Maverick-hater.
  5. carphalen5150

    carphalen5150 New Member

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    I really hope they bring back Kornheiser to fill his spot on radio. Tony is not for everyone, but I find him funny and his old show was great. I still rue the day they put Cowherd in his time slot...he is a moron.
  6. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    +1 for the use of rue.

    Cowherd needs to stick to sport topics and STOP the tyrannical synonymous(sp?) tirades that drone on and on and on................
  7. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Good luck to you Dan!
  8. tunahelper

    tunahelper Well-Known Member

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    One of the few anchors worth listening too!

    Now we are stuck with hipster Stuart Scott and dumb _SS Jaworski?

    The pre-game and the game are mind numbing!
  9. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I think I'm gonna cry.
  10. SupermanXx

    SupermanXx Benched

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    of happiness? me too
  11. SupermanXx

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    I'll never forget his stupid wry smile and commentary last season during the NBA Finals when the Mavs were getting screwed over every game by the refs.

    I hate you, Dan.
  12. MarionBarberThe4th

    MarionBarberThe4th Well-Known Member

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    Ive never heard his radio show, but he was good with the highlights

    I like an annoucner who can do highlights with a little charisma without trying to get me to know their names.

    ES*Nnews has a lot of that.
  13. ghosttown cowboy

    ghosttown cowboy Wyoming's #1 boys fan

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    I have literally grown up with Dan at ESPN, not sure when he started but I don't remember him not being there. I wish they would can Berman, he is the biggest Cowboy hater of all.
  14. SupermanXx

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    A Patrick and Berman-less ESPN is an ESPN worth watching.

    I feel like punching my fist with Berman's head everytime I hear "WHOOP!"
  15. GTaylor

    GTaylor Gif Dude

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    Worst comb-over moment was when he was doing the Homerun derby, did we really need to hear "Back back back back back" 50 times in 10 minutes?? "Whoop" definitely comes in second, really annoying.

    Re: Dan Patrick, maybe it's just me but I couldn't stand listening to him, there were many comments that would have me going "Huh?" and his arguments weren't that good. Rob Dibble was the best part of his show (When he was there) and I think it suffered when he left.
  16. carphalen5150

    carphalen5150 New Member

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    Jaworski is the best guy at ESPN now for football.

    The crew of Nessler, Jaws, and Vermeil was excellent in the MNF doubleheader last year.
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